‘n Model om kooperatiewe onderwys in handelswetenskappe aan technikons te implementeer
This study has focused on two aspects. In the first instance an attempt was made to create a theoretical model which could serve as a guideline for implementing cooperative education in the commercial sc iences. Secondly, it was determined to which extent cooperative education was feasible in the commercial sciences at technikons. In the first component, a literature study was undertaken as starting point for the development of a model according to which cooperative education could be applied. The focus was predominantly on commercial courses up to diploma level offered at technikons in the RSA. The basic premise was that it would be desirable for commercial courses to conta i n a component of cooperative educati on, spec ifica 11y that of in-service training as a subdivision thereof. At present cooperative education is not a requirement for commercial courses at technikons, though it is compulsory in courses in engineering and the sciences. The study of literature revealed that there are certain methods according to which commercial courses are presented when implementing cooperative education in other countries. It was evident that a model containing certain components could be developed. The concepts of cooperative education, vocational education and competency-based education should form the basis of all technikon education and the total model can be constructed on these principles.